well illustrated or described as. finally james palmer knew what the painting looked like. but where had it gone he searched everywhere activated his contacts toured the auction rooms archives and museums. and after a few weeks. he found a trace of the painting here in london in the catalogue of an auction held at christie's in one thousand nine hundred six. the painting was entitled seated man with a cane. but who owned it. it was acquired by a shell company based in panama international arts center whose registration document is seen here. its rightful owner is unnamed. and yet palmer refused to give up and finally discovered another lead to finding the true
owners. over the years the work appeared in a number of catalogs. and every time alongside the name of one of the most prestigious galleries in the world the helena maud gallery in new york run by the daughter of the family patriarch we ran into at art basle. james palmer decided to write to her. a play for many clubs over the years so i know the game inside guides. football isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the passion from the families it's the age of the super money just kill you narrowness
and spending city to twenty million album fly a. book it's an experience like nothing else on to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful guy a great so well paul chance with. the bass is going to. political lens used to leave the victim outside to start with a few feet from some final step i think to just that my life. when i look to the south take some. time and i think a lot of those me. will show up to the world a lot of lives leave got a book leave slow or. something. and.
take. them from. the tree of the legal up and i will keep them on the side of the family just like i have a difficult moment. and these years i live apart from that i don't. know how shame will. kill the gun it will be admission from the. bush in lives by two things by his emotion and he is. in the long term he places a very long lead he says so to speak of long distance rather than politics and that's the way they are underestimating the.
united states can only stand a fool's noons and its tax on other countries. economic sanctions are are often just the beginning another thing you like to do is play. military press are the countries that you're talking about. and there has to be an effort to demonize that country and the leader of that country. have a responsibility for the head. and we need to make rules for us. because without us there would be.
well the lawyers for our client contacted. the hellyeah maggie and helping them out of new york. and they were ignored. which is not right it's not proper so i think after about a month or so they wrote him again and again they were ignored and eventually there was a response and the response was essentially you're suing the wrong people you should be suing the international art center and we have nothing to do with that. james palmer was not taken in by her response. he filed a lawsuit against the health gallery in new york. but once again the lawyers denied the family were the owners of the painting.
here is their statement to the court in new york its international art center and nobody else not the head gallery nor david not maad that bought the painting at an auction held at christie's. things stopped dead there until two thousand and fifteen and the leaking of the panama papers extraordinary. a document published by the. journalists revealed that behind the panamanian company international art center was the renowned art dealer david no mot. so he was a shareholder of the company that owns the painting despite his constant denials. the detective had scored a point. and now he just had to find out where he's seated man was in storage he had a bright idea maybe it was in the geneva freeport where the number of family kept the major part of its collection. was judiciary issued
a search warrant for the storerooms in april two thousand and sixteen and discovered the holy grail the much sought after painting. it's hard to say if it was hidden or not but it was kept very discreetly in a freeport where there are no match family are estimated to have a vote three to four billion dollars worth of art or about four and a half thousand works of art in their little room in a freeport. painting claimed to have been looted was well and truly in the storeroom in the freeport a revelation that caused an uproar. the heirs of the antique dealer stettner have now filed a claim for the restitution of the painting we contacted the no months after several attempts they finally agreed to open up their store room at the geneva freeport and to show us the painting in an exhibition rule. we would never meet the
art dealers themselves but they did accord us an exclusive uing of the painting a very solemn moment. the work was handled with great precaution it is estimated at about twenty million dollars today. the family swiss lawyer would. their version of the story. is about a month. ago. make a set that blew up and i laugh i mean i'm at the. idea act. international assets and tony is a on the economy going to action there i mean i'd. give. to clear his clients even further blow or even raises doubts that the painting ever
belonged to the jewish antiques dealer staten or. commission states and yet they. don't seem to be. any perceived. of unease. for lee is extra guest on the on the phone this on the what. the. in physically explicit. c. i mean by allah yes. we had only a few minutes to film the painting. but as the handlers turned the work around we happened to film something on the back that we only noticed later this label from the one nine hundred thirty venice biennale. the owner's name had been crudely erased. and it looks like that of staten or.
a clue to which the detective never had access and which could be crucial for the next stage of his investigation. the canadian detective is convinced the. of freeport could be housing other works of dubious origin. well i think there's a high probability that many other paintings in the freeport were probably looted and probably rest there today that have not seen the light of day for many decades and i believe they're there and i think that it would be very interesting if the public were made aware at least the art industry were made aware of what those paintings are. so that you know if the prosecutor's office is what sort of
for example were to provide us with information on all those paintings we could pretty quickly tell them which ones were stolen pretty quickly. for the swiss art dealers lawyer there's no point in dreaming no one will know for years what's really stored in the freeport. little's i'm not happy. it's all false a. french customs investigator is of the same opinion even if he's on the other side of the fence. people following of them also region if. you combine all of that i don't feel says we should. be softer you the hall is so i get your. news aside the so. awful i can.
reproduce. he said give us the whole supper. because of the discussion. in geneva the mood yani case hit the headlines. the freeport authorities quickly became concerned about bad publicity. so in june two thousand and sixteen they called an emergency press conference. all representatives of the main swiss media's were invited. was a woman who lived on the ocean cameo started. on the floor where the president of the geneva freeport and his general secretary. both men seemed self-conscious rejecting all responsibility regarding the supposed owner of the painting david no money. measure she said it through easily the law
exact. more than michelle's is as root of that to this little blue book or a little bit over it all this love for you created incentives and got to this is illegal. in the us is. all slew of also where that those days are not as they were that all. of us also. read appropriate if this is us it restores. the fifty most yahoo. they also cause it also promotes it if it more as far as to jail your servers go the distance to the store. but what other secrets are really hidden in the freeport. in switzerland some official authorities have become extremely concerned we managed to obtain this report from the swiss federal audit
office. it unequivocally denounces the opaqueness of the geneva freeport. irregularities regarding inventories and absence of traceability of merchandise. errors in stock accountancy and recurrent problems which occur during controls. our french customs officer includes a laxity on the part of the swiss administrators that oversee business conducted in the freeport. is a nice. you know all. sorts just took is risky saw the guns are in your memo called. but you don't remember. need. saws she don't say but don't.
above. i am. i am. still. palm oil is one of the most controversial products of our time it's a solid vegetable fat that's very cheap. twenty seventeen production grew to sixty three million tons that rapid growth in international demand for cheap oil has led to the massive expansion of palm oil plantations which means the destruction of rain forest. get into the zero
a lot more than ten million typed as of unique rain forest has been destroyed and it's a process that just keeps going. the new global economic war is unfolding in the realm of education the right to education being supplanted by the right to access education low it's high education is becoming just another product that can be pulled from the sold so there's not just about education anymore it's also about running a business and what you're good mom also through she can look good is also the kind of fellow we couldn't be. more of is the place of students in this business model for college i was more now and i'm extremely more higher education the new global economic war. ministries police forces and city administrations of
many countries depend on one corporation and another by mike was hoping the board doesn't forget the rise of the god of this is not a gun to the. woods as the theory that he got on into the city at the last arsenal cliburn proprietary software you don't know the source code isn't that a such a security risk when you have a black box operating in the public eye to microsoft dependency puts governments under a cyber threat and not only that to think off. mall that's what we call softness of the sense of the still being the source of the global warming the more for the. the border. with. things like this in the arsenals of. done with the old vision stopping there was a sting of phone calls in front is up and describes on the find.
the stories that shape the weakness. rioting in paris is this probe is the worst in half a century with. guests coming up to us the police and that's because just. for the supposed evidence incriminating russia in the script poisoning seriously weakened after several claims a refuted. israel with i.d.f. troops using extreme force to disperse protesters over
a thousand people in the process. officially starting his fourth term as president we'll look at what to expect tomorrow from monday's inauguration. international and the weekly a roundup of the top stories of the last seven days this was a big one paris was rocked on choose what's being called the city's worst may day riots in fifty years the violence began after. protesters hijacked a peaceful rally against the french government's labor reforms the black bloc activists. shopfronts and clashed with police a correspondent. was in the thick of it. we.
are in the middle of cashews now starting the please i want to have a look over you'll see the tear gas is coming up to us the police move again i'm not because just behind us there is a fire going on the demonstrators have put forward to a vehicle and emerged to bike and as you could see that smoke ok. well as you might have gathered we've just been in the middle of what was quite a large clash between the police and the protesters just look behind me this is one of the trucks with the water cannons and you can see the gendarme now coming down and you can see some of the water in the form that's been on the ground to try and push these protesters back take a look behind me and they're actually trying to barricade themselves up now that's
off to they set fire to what looked like a g. c.p.d. fact it's still own foyer over there in the distance the process is to it is if you just turn around a little bit more what account we have a look this you may see this i think probably move over to look the smoke coming up here on the protesters what they did is they lit for it she what seemed to be some sort of motorbike and the car just want to give you a sense of what sort of damage is being created from those are clashes and not just the conscious but the damage that was coolest by the protest is the police had warned early on tuesday morning ahead of these may day protests that they thought they were going to be hijacked by anti capitalist by anti fascists and they would indeed that they came out in their hundreds ready with a gear they safety gear to be able to protect themselves from the tear gas the masks protesters would. damaging in smashing items up across this part of paris
and the police had let them be just come over here and you'll be able to see the ports here of a fast food restaurants that have been put up that was completely and utterly destroyed restaurants further behind on the street was also destroyed and basically the police did very little in fact nothing for a long time when this destruction was happening it was only further on into the demonstration the violence took place a little bit further on that the actually did something now they've said the reason that they didn't react as quickly as some people say they should have is because they were trying to avoid collateral damage in a further zero pouring of anger at the government and its pro-business economic policies forty thousand people in the streets of the french capital on saturday to the event was organized to coincide with the first anniversary of president manuel micron's election when protesters could be seen holding banners spearing slogans such as stop mccraw and down with the president of the rich around two thousand
police officers with a ploy to the demonstration to avoid risking a repeat of what on labor day that you show you and rioting earlier in the week the march is reported to have passed all these peace. knowing it was a turn up for the books the acclaimed american rapper kanye west might be considered by many to be a modern day creative genius but his controversial twitter rants and learning him in strife a renowned strategic intelligence analyst has been pouring over his tired line on indy concluded that therefore kenya west is a russian spy secretly working for vladimir putin. mainly because west revealed his warm support for donald trump online if you can make that connection more ghostly of looks at an ever growing army of kremlin agents remember when being portrayed as a russian spy was funny. a bit of a joke. over. what are you doing in the dark when.
just. what are you russian spy assaulted. by a casual. who isn't funny now could be anyone in the oval office in the pentagon madison square garden. can years recent coordination with trump along with his use of infamous or rhetoric and symbols confederate flag reek of products here just join up the dogs thousand year indorse trump publicly their friends. i'm not saying can you west is involved at all in the trump russia scandal but i am saying he has russian ties and was there right after the twenty sixteen elections scott walk in or perhaps work in a contributor for the us news channel m.s.n. b c and also founder of russia gate agrees there are just too many
dogs not to connect them kanya west went to russia he went to russia he literally flew to moscow and walked around the jew see what he got up to i sure didn't get to be doing anything it's now so or vs why didn't we see it before we see it now and there are more of them clint eastwood openly backed trump and the russian connection is blatant clint eastwood speaks russian. pretense. oh and robert de niro he hates trump or so he says but look at the fact he cool owns a chain of all true a luxurious restaurants in moscow and he's opening
a new one soon you know who goes to his restaurants oligarchy we're not blind anymore there could be russian spies in my audience and i would know everyone is a suspect. are you a russian spy now you know russian spies. ellen de generous knows what's up we need lists so i've put together a quick one to start things off this is a list of american stars who recently been to russia they held. the business it's time to wake up russian agents everywhere the president the republicans hollywood your neighbor your friends maybe probably even you there's some suspect links in turkey's hierarchy to his the foreign minister showing some impressive russian skill. structure.
to syria. or to incur syria. torture or fortune for christmas. elsewhere over eleven hundred people reportedly injured in guards on friday as israeli soldiers used tear gas and live ammunition against anti occupation demonstrators the rally was the latest in the gazans six week old great march of return campaign in which dozens of protesters so far have been killed. inspired by.
this really territory. there has been. crossing the border without authorization using live ammunition. is. sponsored by that's not what's happening it's also responded to the cry from the un on human rights groups government lawyers say the gaza protests fall into the state of war category and therefore human rights laws don't apply to the i.d.f. rules of engagement or as of colonel with the defense force has told us that in his view indeed the israeli military is just the actions they are justified as he sees it any severing nation america friends of course israel.